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bowl of ground turkey chili with toppings

Ground Turkey Chili

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


This Ground Turkey Chili is filled with ground turkey, lots of veggies and just the right amount of spice. It is a healthy and easy dinner idea!



  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (28-oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 (15-oz each) can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chili toppings, such as sour cream, avocados, etc, optional


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook an additional minute.
  2. Add the turkey and cook, breaking it up as it cooks, until it is no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes more.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste until fully incorporated.
  4. Add the chili powder and cumin and cook for another minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes, beans, water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 12 minutes.
  6. Serve topped with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes:

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide. Nutritional information does not include toppings.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 427
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 1596 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 47 g
  • Fiber: 18 g
  • Protein: 36 g
  • Cholesterol: 95 mg

Keywords: ground turkey chili, turkey chili